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Maucher Jenkins

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Reuben Jacob

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Maucher Jenkins

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Life sciences.


Reuben is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

He is Head of Life Sciences and MedTech at Maucher Jenkins. He has a strong track record advising clients on matters concerning biotechnology, medtech, medical device patents and chemistry.

He is a contributing author to “Handbook of Intellectual Property Management” and “Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions”.

Over the years Reuben has gained considerable experience in conducting oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office, including appearing at oral proceedings before the examining division, opposition divisions and appeal boards. He is experienced in intellectual property litigation, both in a support role in the UK and in the co-ordination of Europe-wide litigation strategies including enforcement and litigation support in Germany.


Partner, Edward Evans & Co, London, 1993-03; partner, RGC Jenkins & Co, London, 2003 – present. Publications of note: ‘Handbook of Intellectual Property Management’ Kogan Page and UKIPO; ‘Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions’ edited by Duncan Bucknell, Oxford University Press.


English, French.


FICPI; AIPPI; British Mycological Society; senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Alleyn’s School; Queen Mary College London University, (1988 BSc Jons Microbiology and Genetics); European Patent Attorney (1995); UK Patent Attorney (1996).


In his spare time, Reuben enjoys shooting, fishing, skiing.

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At Maucher Jenkins, 'queries are answered promptly, knowledgeably and insightfully, always with an eye on the commercial elements that clients value so highly'. James Cross 'is able to understand matters very quickly' and 'explain options in a clear manner'. He assisted Sky with obtaining a European patent for its 'AdSmart' system, which provides targeted ads in broadcast content. Hugh Dunlop represented Qualcomm in a number of EPO hearings and advised Origami on applying for patent for its technology which monitors energy generation. Reuben Jacob is 'an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner' who recently defended Linpac Packaging from an anonymous opposition to its 'Elite' technology. Also recommended is Alvin Lam, who has 'an astonishing recall of patents filed and comparative laws' and 'his technical knowledge is without equal in patent work on AI, AR and machine learning'. He worked with Holition on its patent portfolio.

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